Powerlifting is one of several sports offered by Special Olympics Programs around the world and includes three basic lifts: the squat, the bench press and the dead lift. Participating in Powerlifting improves an athlete's overall physical fitness while giving them the experience of being on a team.
Athletes are first classified by weight and then divided by ability. Men and women can participate in all Powerlifting events. A preview of the Powerlifting events follows:
There are single event competitions in the bench press, squat and dead lift.
Athletes who are trained in more than one event have the option of competing in a combination event. This would combine lift totals from the bench press and dead lift for a total score or combined totals from the three lifts for a total score.
- Bench Press
- Dead lift
- Bench/Dead Combination Lift
- Bench/Dead/Squat Combo Lift
State Competition each June in Stevens Point
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Rules, Guides & Forms
|From the 2012-2013 Competition Guide|
|Section A||General Sports Rules|
|Section B||Seasonal Competition Calendars||MS Word|
|Section E||State Competition Forms & Information|